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Monday, 22 July 2013 11:52

Il Mostro breaks record in annual yacht race

PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) - Il Mostro is the first boat to reach Mackinac Island from Port Huron on the Shore Course of the Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race. Il Mostro finished the race Sunday morning in 19 hours, 11 minutes and 31 seconds, besting the record 25:47:19 time set in 1950. Peter Thornton's yacht still is expected to finish behind Bill Alcott's boat, Equation, which was third to Mackinac Island, but beat Il Mostro by 45 seconds on corrected time. Equation is the race's projected winner. Windquest finished third after corrected time. The race started Saturday. Winners are determined based on a handicapping system. The Bayview Yacht Club in Detroit organizes the event.